Concerned by the recurring deaths of teenaged girl students, Chief Minister MK Stalin has appealed to them to shin suicidal thoughts.
A girl student allegedly died by suicide in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district today, becoming the third Class XII student to die in the state over the past two weeks.
The minor girl, in a four-page suicide note, has blamed her “inability to fulfil IAS aspirations placed on her by her parents”, said Police Inspector Karthik.
Parents of the girl are farmers and police said they attempted to complete the final rites without informing the police. “However, when we learnt about the incident, we sent the child’s body for post-mortem. A case of suspicious death has been registered,” said Sakthi Ganesan, police chief of Cuddalore district.
This comes just a day after a Class 12 student of Sacred Heart School in Tiruvallur district was found dead at her hostel.
Police yesterday said no suicide note was recovered from the room of Sarala, who was from Tiruttani in the same district.
District police chief Cephas Kalyan told NDTV yesterday that the Tiruvallur case has been transferred to the specialised CB-CID wing of state police.
It is the CB-CID which is also probing the July 13 death of a Class 12 student in Kallakurichi district.
The death of the student at a private residential school had sparked violent protests and arson that left several people, including senior police officers, injured.
Five people, including the school’s principal and two teachers, have been arrested in the Kallakurichi case after police found a note that accused two teachers for “humiliating her for her academic performance”.
The girl’s parents, however, alleged that the crime scene had signs of physical struggle and moved court. The Madras High Court then ordered a repeat autopsy.
The high court also ordered that deaths in educational institutions be investigated by the CB-CID.
Concerned by the recurrent deaths, Chief Minister M K Stalin today appealed to girl students to shun suicidal thoughts. “Girls should never be pushed to suicidal thoughts. Turn trials into accomplishments,” he said, adding that tough action would be taken against those involved in sexual, mental and physical harassment of students.
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